systematic process analysis : when and how to use it 1

  title={systematic process analysis : when and how to use it 1},
  author={Peter A. Hall},
Challenging the contention that statistical methods applied to large numbers of cases invariably provide better grounds for causal inference, this article explores the value of a method of systematic process analysis that can be applied in a small number of cases. It distinguishes among three modes of explanation – historically specific, multivariate, and theory-oriented – and argues that systematic process analysis has special value for developing theory-oriented explanations. It outlines the… CONTINUE READING

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